Yemen cholera outbreak kills 2,150

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 07:34

United Nations, Oct 14 (IANS) The cholera outbreak in the war-torn Yemen is the largest single-year cholera outbreak ever on record and over 2,150 people have died since April, said a UN official.


Children trained on hygiene using innovative games

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:58

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Around 1,000 school children here on Friday were trained to use toilets and wash hands using innovative play-based methods ahead of Global Handwashing Day, celebrated on October 15 every year.


Oral cholera vaccine: Hilleman Labs completes initial trials

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 20:46

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Aiming to develop affordable vaccines for global health, pharmaceutical firm Hilleman Laboratories on Friday said it has successfully completed the initial clinical trials of its novel oral cholera vaccine Hillchol.


13 new genes responsible for restless legs syndrome identified

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:48

London, Oct 13 (IANS) Researchers have identified 13 new genetic variants that increased the risk of developing restless legs syndrome, a finding which may help inform potential new treatment options for the chronic condition.


Safdarjung, RML, Lady Hardinge get new heads

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:14

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Centre has announced a series of senior level appointments at top central government hospitals, including new Medical Superintendents for Safdarjung and RML.


Around 26 mn die without morphine tablets: Report

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:58

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Nearly 26 million people die every year worldwide in serious pain without a three-cent morphine tablet and almost every 10th mortality is that of a child, researchers said on Friday.


Central team sent to Tamil Nadu after spurt in dengue

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:56

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Central government on Thursday dispatched a mediacal team to Tamil Nadu to investigate the outbreak of dengue in many of its districts, said Health Ministry officials.


24 die of Dengue in 7-8 months in Bengal

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:30

Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said as many as 24 people died due to dengue in the state in the last seven to eight months.


Bengaluru to host World Sudoku, Puzzle Championships

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:34

Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS) Bengaluru will host the 12th World Sudoku Championship and the 26th World Puzzle Championship from October 15 to 21, which will witness the participation of over 33 countries, the organisers said on Thursday.


Gel to combat rheumatoid arthritis developed

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:32

Seoul, Oct 12 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new therapeutic gel to fight rheumatoid arthritis, that can be used to absorb extra fluids in swelling joints and release drugs.


Healthy elderly have gut bacteria similar to 30-year-olds

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:16

Toronto, Oct 12 (IANS) The key to healthy ageing could be the composition of bacteria in the intestine as researchers have found that people who live longer than usual have gut bacteria similar to 30-year-olds.


Emerging Zika serotypes may hinder vaccine development

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:20

New York, Oct 11 (IANS) Researchers have warned that the Zika virus is mutating among the infected patients so rapidly that different serotypes of the pathogen could soon appear in the near future, a development that would hinder development of vaccines and efficacy of diagnostic tests.